Daily Archive: February 12, 2013

Feb 12

European Rally Championship set for Super September

Date changes for Croatia Rally and Rally Poland

European Rally Championship logoFIA ERC Rally Liepaja-Ventspils Craig Breen day one action imageThere will be Serious Competition Ahead in the FIA European Rally Championship during the month of September when three rounds take place over an exciting five-week period. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 12

Superstarsworld, a perfect fit for young racers

Christian Klien backs the SWR-promoted series as a breeding ground for young racing prospects

Superstars - Christian KlienSuperstars logoThe Austrian driver, who scored an incredible debut win last season at the Hungaroring, has been favourably impressed by the championship’s competitive level. A former F1 driver of 58 Formula 1 starts with Jaguar, Red Bull, Honda and HRT, Klien considers SUPERSTARS one of the best proving grounds for young drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 12

2013 to begin with eyes already on 2014

With the 19-race 2013 season not yet upon us, plenty of plans are already being made for the following championship.

Romain Grosjean 2013-02-06 - photo Lotus F1 Team2013-02-08 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Jerez - Jenson Button 02Asked what the biggest challenge was in designing this year’s Lotus E21, James Allison confided to Speed Week: “The fact that so many good people are working on the 2014 car.” After a few years of regulation stability, Allison said the changes coming for 2014 – notably the ‘ERS’ energy recovery systems and V6 turbo engines – represent a “tsunami” for F1. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 12

Horner impressed by Lotus, Sauber

Forget the ‘big three’ — Christian Horner has admitted teams other than Red Bull, McLaren and Ferrari made the “strongest impression” on him last week at Jerez.

2013-02-08 - Red Bull - Jerez - Sebastian Vettel - Christian Horner2012-09-02 - Red Bull Racing - Singapore - Christian Horner“Lotus and Sauber left the strongest impression,” the Red Bull chief said, according to Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport. “All the others are still difficult to assess,” added Horner. The German magazine’s correspondent Michael Schmidt said the new grey Sauber had Nico Hulkenberg “smiling” all week as the opening test at Jerez unfolded. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 12

Webber ‘on target’ after leg surgery

Mark Webber insists surgery over the winter period will not affect the start of his 2013 championship campaign.

2013-02-08 - Red Bull - Jerez - Mark Webber2012-11-18_0007A few years ago, the Red Bull driver badly broke his leg in a mountain cycling crash, and since then he has raced with a 38 centimetre titanium rod on board. The rod was removed over the winter period. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 12

Hamilton says Rosberg ‘underestimated’

Lewis Hamilton has spoken up for his new Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg.

2013-02-04 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Jerez - Lewis Hamilton (3)2013-02-04 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Jerez - Lewis Hamilton (7)German Rosberg is seen to have outshone seven time world champion Michael Schumacher during their three years together at Mercedes between 2010 and 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 12

Marussia to stay in F1 with new Concorde – Ecclestone

No more teams are set to follow HRT through F1’s paddock exit, Bernie Ecclestone insists.

2013-02-10 - Marussia F1 Team - Jerez - Max Chilton 05Formula 1 Circuit in Sochi - Bernier Ecclestone 2There has been speculation the economic situation in the sport and the wider world could claim more scalps, with Marussia at the top of the list, having reportedly failed to negotiate a new Concorde Agreement with F1’s ‘supremo’. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 12

Chilton would prefer Glock as 2013 teammate

Rookie Max Chilton has admitted he would prefer to have Timo Glock as his teammate in 2013.

2013-02-10 - Marussia F1 Team - Jerez - Max Chilton Helmet front2013-02-10 - Marussia F1 Team - Jerez - Max Chilton 02Actually, Marussia dispensed with German Glock’s experienced services in favour of a ‘pay driver’ — another rookie in the form of Brazilian Luiz Razia. “It is not ideal,” Briton Chilton is quoted by Germany’s motorsport-total.com. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 12

Kovalainen could have new Caterham role – boss

Caterham has left open the door for “a different project” with ousted number 1 race driver Heikki Kovalainen.

10 - Team Caterham2012-11-04 - Team Caterham - Abu Dhabi - Heikki Kovalainen 02Team boss Cyril Abiteboul admitted that, while bringing in a pay-driver was another consideration, Finn Kovalainen’s relationship with Caterham soured after their three years together. “I think at a certain point at the end of last season, maybe there was not the sort of trust and confidence and respect – on both sides – that you should be counting on for the development of the team and driver,” he told Britain’s Sky broadcaster. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 12

Kobayashi to test Ferrari sports car

Kamui Kobayashi looks set to continue his motor racing career in Le Mans-style sports car racing.

2012-10-23 - Sauber F1 Team - oerlikon - Kamui Kobayashi - Suzuka2012-06-10_0527After three full seasons in F1, the popular and exciting Japanese lost his Sauber race seat for 2013 and failed to find refuge elsewhere. Media reports say he will test for the Ferrari-linked AF Corse sports car team in Spain this week. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 12

Sutil not giving up on Force India chance

Adrian Sutil is still not giving up on the Force India race seat for 2013.

2012-05-13 - Spanish Grand Prix 2 00462011-06-09_0291The vacancy is the only one left in F1 with less than five weeks until the Melbourne season opener. But, currently, Frenchman Jules Bianchi and Narain Karthikeyan appear better placed, even though Force India reportedly refused to comment on reports the latter Indian driver is now in the frame. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 12

Production of the Lotus T128 is well underway

Lotus releases a first photo of the Lotus T128’s monocoque.

Lotus T128Lotus LogoThe driver cell of the T128 was developed in accordance with the 2014 LMP1 regulations. Improved safety, visibility and driver comfort have been paramount in the development of the chassis. The T128 provides a better view for the driver from inside the cockpit. An extensive mock-up program has been carried through in order to verify ergonomics and driver accessibility. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 12

Superstars sporting awards: Superstarsracers celebrate a night of triumph

Famous faces and young guns get awarded in Adria including motorsports veteran Gianni Giudici

Superstars - Flammini GiudiciSuperstars logoThe official “Superstars sporting awards” ceremony, held last Friday at Adria International Raceway, brought the 2012 Superstars season to a perfect closure. While celebrating the series’ champions, the gala night also highlighted all the participants in what will be remembered as an extraordinary season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 12

UNOH Battle At The Beach News & Notes: Kennington, Peña Team Up For Two-Car BMR Effort

Statistical Advance: Analyzing The Sprint Unlimited
Comprehensive coverage set for UNOH Battle at The Beach – Live coverage on television, radio and online
 

unoh-battle-at-the-beach-final-logo.jpg2011-02-18_0647A talented young winner in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series has been paired with a two-time Canadian champion, as Bill McAnally Racing brings a two-car effort to the UNOH Battle At The Beach at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 18 and 19. Read the rest of this entry »

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